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obama, john brennan is first going to have to face questions on thursday about some of what michael isikoff turned up here on this program last night. a justice department white paper elaborating the administration's reasoning for why it thinks it is legal to kill american citizens on the president's say so. or actually, on the say so of an informed high level official of the u.s. government. so maybe that's the president, but maybe that's somebody else. michael isikoff's scoop ended up at "the new york times" today and "the washington post" and "the hill" and slate and salon and ap to name a few. it was everywhere. and then at a press conference today, the attorney general was asked about it. >> last night nbc reported a white paper that was prepared by the justice department undated, unsigned about the legal -- the legal pinnacles for targeting americans overseas. could you please give us what the precise definition is and how that would be carried out? >> well, there have been a series of speeches that i gave, jay johnson gave, john brennan gave where we try to lay out for the am
a story about obama and its policies. he broke the story ahead of the president's announcement for new choice of cia director, john brennan. john brennan was once the deputy cia director. he is now president obama's counterterrorism director at the white house. but if he is to run the cia for president obama, john brennan is first going to have to face questions on thursday about some of what michael isikoff turned up here on this program last night. a justice department white paper elaborating the administration's reasoning for why it thinks it is legal to kill american citizens on the president's say so. or actually, on the say so of an informed high level official of the u.s. government. so maybe that's the president, but maybe that's somebody else. michael isikoff's scoop ended up at "the new york times" today and the "washington post" and the hill and slate and salon and ap to name a few. it was everywhere. and then at a press conference today, the attorney general was asked about it. >> last night nbc reported a white paper that was prepared by the justice department undated, uns
in kentucky for two weeks. >>> president obama called john harbaugh, the head coach of the baltimore ravens, to congratulate the team on their super bowl victory. fans, they packed the streets of baltimore yesterday, and the team's stadium so celebrate that win. but it was the safety ed reed who really stole the show. did you see this? ♪ two tickets to paradise pack your bags we can leave tonight whoa whoa whoa whoa ♪ >> that, of course, the rendition of eddie money singing that song. maybe you've seen the eddie money commercial on tv where he sings that song. maybe you're even going to see it right now during this break. we're back after this. well now i'm her dietitian and last year, she wasn't eating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drink to help her get the nutrition she was missing. and now she drinks it every day. well, it tastes great! [ male announcer ] boost has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones, and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. and our great taste is guaranteed or your money back. lea
. this afternoon, president obama called head coach john harbaugh to congratulate the team. and formally invite them to the white house. as the for next year's super bowl there, have been rumors floating around today there would not be a halftime show. the game will be held at met life stadium in east rutherford, new jersey. the first time a game will be held in an open-air arena in a cold weather climate. well today the nfl is debunking rumors. a spokesman called them erroneous. he says says there will be both a pregame and halftime show at met life stadium next year. jim, doreen, back to you. >> thank you. >>> to our weather. calm out there tonight. there could be some changes come friday. storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer lets us know what we can expect around here next. hey, doug. >> you are right. calm over the next couple days. i think we need it. we had a lot going on. cold temperatures have been here. seen the snow showers, flurries. yesterday, today. things on the calmer side. that will last. look at the shot. i love this shot of the capital. looking nice. high of 42. low
a brick on capitol hill. politico reporting that obama's plan dead on arrival, and house speaker john boehner was speaking on capitol hill, right now saying that his party plans to stand with the american people and we want to show you exactly what he had to say about that yesterday. >> on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do that work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> his first answer to everything is new taxes. and when you think about it, what happened in january, he got $600 billion in new revenue, where were the spending cuts? now again he wants to raise taxes. i think it's time for us to cut spending. >> now with 1,379 days gone since the last time congress passed a budget and with the country poised to take a poison pill of cuts, what will it take? >> not passing a budget is shameful. and now you have the president saying well, i'm against the sequester cuts. well okay, great. well what are you going to replace them with? >> the republicans have other ideas. put th
as a bargaining chip because of other policy aspirations of people want to accomplish. >> house speaker john boehner called sequestration a bad idea. he says it was forced upon republicans by president obama. >> it is taking a meat ax to our government and many programs in national defense. >> experts warn the impact would be especially felt in the washington area. >> i am very concerned about it. >> this car salesman says he is optimistic. >> so far we have not seen much of a decline. we don't really see a decrease in sales, but possibly in the near future, yes. >> house speaker john boehner alleges it was because president obama wanted to avoid making tough cuts during a presidential campaign. the white house and democratic leaders say they had an offer and republicans walked away. >> as we told you earlier a show of force in annapolis today as thousands of gun rights members gathered outside and inside the capitol building. the governor wants to ban assault weapons and create stricter licensing requirements for guns. horace holmes is indianapolis tonight. please bring us up-to-date on thi
tomorrow when senate confirmation hearings begin for john brennan, president obama's nominee to head the cia. >>> a powerful earthquake that hit the south pacific. it struck near the solomon islands and generated a tsunami wave over three feet high and reports are saying that at least five people were killed. people were evacuated in fiji. warnings that have been issued have been canceled. some homes were seriously damaged by the waves there. >>> as a young victim of the alabama standoff celebrates his 6th birthday today. this as investigators continue to comb the underground fortress and property of his captor. >> reporter: the fbi released these photos of the suspect's property, along with more detailed information about the rescue of 5-year-old ethan. nbc news has learned as a result of ongoing negotiations, the kidnapper, jimmy lee dykes. was expecting a delivery of additional comfort items. four members of the hostage team approached the bunker and opened the hatch dropping in a flash bang device to distract dykes. he was disoriented but managed to fire one shot. the hostage tea
with a parade from city hall. president obama called head coach john harbaugh and the gem to congratulate them on their win against the 49ers. we'll have more in just a few minutes. >> tucker barnes was up there. >> it was incredible. i mean -- you know, it is so neat to see so many people together for a happy occasion. everybody is just celebrating. >> anybody work up there yesterday? >> i was going to say. i don't think anybody went to work and i was amazed at how many school groups were out with kids. >> wasn't there 8 though pow people at the stadium. >> they closed the stadium because it was over capacity. i can tell you where i was -- >> in the stadium and on the field. >> i heard 200,000 people showed up for it total. on the parade route. >> were you doing the dance? >> i never did the dance. when the camera was off i was moving around a little bit. >> you probably couldn't move much up there. >> we'll get the nationals, capitals and redskins and parade down pennsylvania avenue s let's do some weather and reagan national is in the 30s t got cold overnight. temperature falling back in th
. >> john: when it came to toxic investments, they set the standard for making it. colonel mahoney has been relieved of his duties but does hope he can protect pedophiles in the private sector. eric says obama is getting in the way of partisanship which is like chris brown saying frank ocean got in the way of his first. today is the birthday of adlai stevenson, laura linney and the one and only jennifer granholm and an earthquake pummeled pompeii, italy. john boehner promises a vote on their relief funds any day now. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening i'm john fuglesang. coming up, the rating agencies help blow up our economy now the doj goes after one about four years too late. l.a.'s catholic archdiocese can't take the cover off habit and we'll find out how the mayor who liked to ask how am i doing actually did. first, if you've ever wondered how president obama's legal team justifies killings drone strikes on alleged terrorists overseas, they had an answer for you this morning. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there is an imminent threat. when we're confident we're doi
win. he called john harbaugh and the general manager. obama says he looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the white house. >>> and coca-cola is celebrating the ravens with a special commemorative can. it's a limited edition super bowl xlvii design. there is only one limited number of both the 12-ounce coca-cola and coke zero cans. they're going to be released at select baltimore and eastern shore stores, so stay with us because we will keep you posted on those locations as soon as we find out what they are. we'll either put it on twitter or facebook. >>> gas is getting expensive and we're working for you this morning. >> yeah. there are ways to save when it comes to filling up your tank. so we've got some ideas to keep more money in your pocket. >>> she says it's devastating, the hospital says it was a horrible mistake, but when you hear what happened to one family after a tragedy, you're going to wonder how could this have possibly taken place. >>> of all things raining down, a meteorologist probably didn't expect this. we'll tell you what happened during a live
in the right direction right now. >> pam: president obama says the proposals he offered house speaker john boehner late last year during discussions over the so- called fiscal cliff are still on the table. however -- boehner says additional tax hikes are out of the question. >> pam: we're learning more about the gunman -- jimmy lee dykes -- who kidnapped a five year old boy. and held him hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in alabama. here are new photos released by the f-b-i showing photos right outside the underground bunker. the f-b-i says dykes was involved in a firefight with swat agents before he was killed during operation. bomb technicians also found two explosive devices on the property today. authorities say one explosive was found inside the bunker -- and the other was located inside a plastic pipe. which dkyes used to communicate with negotiators. released a recording of the 9-1-1 call made by the accused of killing two other veterans. investigators are accusing eddie routh of shooting and killing chris kyle and chad littlefield at a texas gun range on saturday.
this is it. this is the game right now. >> but, john, i think we're seeing -- the president obama is certainly impassioned. politico sort of outlines a strategy and it's a recipe, but that doesn't mean that the passion for the issues isn't there. i think he really does want and believe that we should have some kind of immigration reform. though as far as the fiscal matter, i think that's where we have a big question mark in terms of how passionate he'll be in terms of fighting for one thing versus the other. and certainly he's going to need some kind of ambassador to the hill. we saw during the fiscal cliff i won't call it a debacle, during the negotiations, at the end of the day, it was joe biden who went up to congress and got it done. i'll read an exermt frexcerpt f reuters. senator obama was here for 30 minutes. senator biden was here for 30 years. he's a lot less cocky, doesn't hog the conversation, and he understands it said an aide to a senior republican senator. the hill doesn't -- never really liked jack lew. they now have dennis mcdonough as a chief of staff. deputy chie
the past four years has been john brennan, president obama's homeland security advisor and his pick to become the next director of the central intelligence agency. in may, 2010, mr. brennan publicly declared that we do not describe our enemy as jihadists or islamists because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenant of islam, meaning to purify one's self or one's community. and there's nothing holy or legitimate or islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children, closed quote. mr. speaker, the unavoidable reality is that self-described jihadists have routinely gone about murdering innocent women and children for decades. it should alarm us all that neater john brennan nor -- neither johnen nor hillary clinton nor seemingly anyone else in the obama administration has fully recognized the scope of this jihadist threat. they seem blind to the fact that the islamist and the jihadists here and elsewhere in the world, in the west, are even now engaging in a previolent form of holy war against infidels and the free world. and the administration has refused to face the fact tha
prepares for its confirmation to the stop spot in the cia. john brennan is president obama's choice to be the next cia director and will face sufficient questions about the drone program at his confirmation hearings tomorrow. >> let's check in with talker. >> nice, cold start to your day. temperatures falling back for the most part in the upper 20s and low 30s. we are chilly but hoping for a little sun later today with temperatures in the mid-40s. so no travel issues if you are headed to the airport, that kind of thing. let's kick it off bay look at the numbers. a quick reminder, the kids going to the bus stop will want to be prepared for a cold winter morning as we've fallen back into the upper 20s and low 30s no much of the area. 32 in quantity you co. 28 in leonardtown. 32 in baltimore and in gaithersburg. and i mentioned 37 here in town. 30 in morning out in culpeper. our average daytime high now in the mid-40s. i think we'll get real close to that. we are hoping for about 44, 45 this afternoon. it is all about getting some sunshine. we've been trying to work it into the forecas
. on thursday, we'll look at the senate confirmation hearings for john brennan, president obama's choice to head the c.i.a. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh >> this is "bbc world news america." made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. relationship managers wo
ahead of john brennan's confirmation hearing to head the cia, the obama administration's drone program is drawing new scrutiny from both sides of the aisle and raising big questions about just how far the government should go in targeted assassinations without oversight from congress or from the courts. joining me now for our daily fix, msnbc contributor and "usa today" washington bureau chief. chris, first to you, i don't think there is any big question so far as to whether or not john brennan is going to be confirmed at least going into the hearing, but this is a real debate now. because of michael isikoff breaking the story and finding that white paper, and discovering that the justice department had at least september that much to the hill, some members, the 11 senators and at least three the committee asking big questions about why there isn't more oversight. >> what's fascinating is when they announced the trio of nominations, john kerry at state, chuck hagel at defense and john brennan for cia, i remember being on the show and saying i think hagel will be the most controversial
john brennan expeditious >> reporter: john brennan described as architect of the expanded drone campaign is now in the crosshairs of republicans democrats and mr. obama's traditional support others the left. >> it's a program that used very minimally by president bush. now there are over 3,000 civilians who have been killed in this program. >> on brennan's watch, anwar al-awlaki was the first american successfully targeted for death in september 2011. two weeks later his son was killed in a drone strike. >> i think it's fair to say, far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership and al-qaeda along the lines we are discussing as opposed to an effort to invade a country with hundreds of thousands of troops and take cities and towns. >> reporter: the draft memorandum mem oh targeting killing of americans is described as overly simplistic. >> before they decided to take an extraordinary action and essentially unilaterally execute an american says they wanted legal cover. >> reporter: senator ron widen is going to pull out all the stops to justify kil
forceful warning to date that lawmakers may stall or even block mr. obama's nominee to run the cia. white house counter terrorism advisor john brennan unless the senators get good cooperation from the administration like providing the secret legal memos, quote: congress and the public can decide whether the president's power to deliberately kill american citizens is subject to appropriate limitations and safeguards. republican senator susan collins who signed a letter telling fox late today the refusal to release the secret memos is hypocritical. >> obama administration that released all of these opinions from the office of legal counsel about the bush administration's treatment of detainees. so, why the different standards? >> brennan is expected to be pressed thursday not only on the targeted killing program but the cia interrogation program. critics call torture and whether he was or knows the source of these national security leaks to the media shep. >> shepard: you mentioned critics, catherine, many of them are saying the president isn't really living up to his own promises. >> they
the acting head is right now? is it john brennan as the national security advisor? is it president obama? i mean is it jay carney? we don't know. we don't know who at the whitehouse is making these decisions. >> that's what makes us different is we ask these questions of our president that we fought for. >> yeah. >> these are real questions that should be answered. >> bill: it's. what do you think? 866-55-press. i am there is -- i am not totally against drones. i am just saying we have to know what the rules are and who is pushing the button. we will be right back. >> heard around the country, and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show" t [ music ] his ability, is trying to look out for us. that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. (vo) this afternoon, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with
rn, john harwood. mr. obama very carefully avoids saying the word, but when the president says tax reform, he really means tax hikes. i have three words for the gop on this one. please just say no. leave the cash in private hands so the economy can grow. don't let the government drain it for redistribution. here now howard dean and kate bailey hutchinson. is president obama worming out of this snink he's saying i want a third of the spending cuts and then i want to make it all up with tax revenues. did i hear that right or is there something else going on here? >> you heard it right. he said more tax increases and, you know, you come up with those budget cuts and i'll look at it. really, larry, it is just not moving at all. this is a time when the president should be sitting down every single day with the leaders of congress and saying where can we come together. but the republicans have got to take a stand and say no at shom point and every time they try to, it's the sky's falling, media and everyone saying we have to do something on sequester or the sky will fall. we have to do s
. >> the president will return to the white house just before 1:00 this afternoon. president obama will address the issue of gun control during his state of the union address next tuesday. secretary of state john kerry will officially be sworn in this afternoon. vice-president joe biden will leave the ceremony at the state department at 4:00. kerrey has spent a few days on the job, taking the reins from hillary clinton. he will be welcomed on the post monday. he spent the weekend on the phone with world leaders getting ready for his job. as he moves in, president obama is moving a special member of his team the one responsible for this message -- >> the will and the determination of the american people change this country. >> president obamas's speech writer is stepping down. he collaborated with the press and on the state of the union address, including the one set to be delivered next week. people all around the west during -- west wing praised him. the d.c. taxicab commission is paving the way for installing cash free payments system and the cars. the commission held a meeting this morning t
r the president continues to push the approach that includes more house and spending cuts. but john boehner says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month with president obama kind of feels the same. high unemployment, rising prices, and more debt for our kids and our grandkids. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he does not want another temporary fix. some other republicans indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. both cuts would take a bite out of military and domestic spending programs including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, overseas markets got a boost and postal problems. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning do you, anne-marie. well top official's resignation from the bank of japan spurred the market this morning. tokyo's nikkei jumped 3% to close out a four-year high while hong kong's hang sang sank half a percent. the dow shot up 99 points to close at 13,979 while the
, john boehner, says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month under president obama, kind of feels the same. high unemployment, a rising prices and more debt for our kids and grandkids. enter speaker boehner does not want another temporary fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatics cuts take effect. if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a big bite out of military spending and domestic programs. including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> it was supposed to be just a vacant apartment building, but today an incredible fast moving fire killed two people who were living inside it. firefighters were hurt today while battling the blaze on r street and southeast. bruce johnson reports, squatters, not uncommon in our nation's capital. >> a motorist passing by was the first to see planes planes -- flames pouring out of the building. >> i don't know what happened. >> it took firefighters an hour to knock down the two- alarm blaze, but not before two of them had injured sh
. the last time the debt ceiling fight, president obama got what he wanted by refusing to negotiate. now the top republican up here on capitol hill john boehner is taking the hard line and letting the president know it. president obama was rallying democrats for the battle over defrs cuts when house republicans sent him a message. the symbolic vote he detail how he would cut the deficit to avoid the automatic spending cuts next month. >> mr. president, you missed the deadline again. let's see your plan. let's show it to the american people and have the discussion about the proper way to manage down this debt and deficit. >> reporter: without a budget deal on march 1st so-called sequestration will force reductions in military training, cutbacks in operations, and layoffs of civilian pentagon employees plus civilian defense contractors. >> it's an idiotic management nightmare to try to run a complex sophisticated, long-term program when you have short-term, massive cuts. >> reporter: deep cuts also loom in social services. outgoing defense secretary panetta slammed democrats and republican
. in a crisis, it's often john brennan giving president obama's 3:00 a.m. wake-up call. >> i'm not sure he's slept in four years. >> there may be even less sleep in brennan is confirmed as the next ci achlt director. >> i will make sure that the cia has tools it needs. >> tools like drones. brennan has helped establish in saudi arabia and the eastern peninsula democrats are demanding answers involved with the ool kwad da. it's one controversy he faces at the confirmation hearing. there's his role in the leaks like the cyberattack on iran's nuclear program and his knowledge of harsh interrogations when he was at the cia during the george w. bush years. >> the american public sen titled to know the details of what it was that -- what was his role in the bush administration with the torture program. >> outrage over the interrogation program scuttled brennan's chances to lead the cia in obama's first term. but now he's ready for the political heat. >> although i consider myself neither a republican or democrat, i look forward to working with both sides of the aisle. >> brennan continues to be
are reading into this nomination, don't. it rubber stamps john kerry as secretary of state. john kerry wants to make the israeli and little east process a big part of his agenda. obama's way of saying i'm taking that message and just nominated this guy and i am taking john kerry with me in spirit. for us in terms of policy, it probably has less to do with israel and the palestinians and more to do on our end with syria, egypt, iran and seeing what we can flush out in terms of three different theaters. there is a lot on. agenda and does a lot of things. >> my read on the rational behind obama going-over there, i read it more as a triumphant move. >> a victory lap? >> if you look how netanyahu expected the last few months to play out here in the united states and in israel, it went the opposite of what he was thinking. a year ago he was really missing no opportunity to sort of try to turn the heat up on obama and american domestic politics. he believed obama was going to lose reelection. they were telling him the right was being told over here. he say no termer. he can never get reelected and
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. >>> house speaker john boehner is rejecting president obama's call to delay automatic budget cuts known as the sequester. he is calling for different spending cuts and he's insisting they must not include tax increases. we have a look here at what he had to say this morning at his news briefing. >> what they want is have spending under control so the economy can grow. and they have opportunities again. democrats say we should replace the president's sequester with revenue increases or delay it. republicans say we should replace with responsible reforms that will help put us on a path to balance the budget in ten years. republicans may not be the majority party here in washington, but the american people would agree with us on this, and we are going to continue to stand with the american people. >> and with the sequester comes $85 billion in cuts all set to take effect on march 1st. >>> we are following a fall out and big legal fall out from lance armstrong's admission his glory years were fueled by illicit drugs and transfusions, at the top of the hour a texas lawyer spoke with us about
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at the time. and g.o.p. john -- nominee john mccain. at the time brennan was a top advisor to the obama campaign and prenian's employee was not fired -- brennan's employee was not fired. one of the key witnesses in the case was found murdered in his car outside his church while the investigation was still ongoing. brennan was involved in administration related to the release of convicted libyan pan am flight 103 bomber from a scottish jail in august, 2009. at the time of the release when he returned to libya to a national heroes welcome, brennan described the release as, quote, unfortunate, inprote, and wrong, unquote, and called for his reimprisonment. however obama administration documents obtained by the sunday times revealed that the white house had secretly informed scottish authorities that they found compassionate release more palatable than the reimprisonment of him in libya. brennan also came under fire after would-be underwear bomber nearly brought down a u.s.-bound northwest airlines flight on christmas day, 2009. british intelligence authorities had notified their u.s. count
obama's choice to head the cia, john brenan's confirmation hearings outlining the president's justification for killing americans without trial. >> the polarizing debate over whether boy scouts of america could allow gay members could end today with a vote on a new policy. the organization's national executive board is meeting in irving texas and expected to rule later today. pits leaders of religious groups that sponsor 1 million boy scouts against activists who want the organization to repeal the policy. >> scouting is about teaching a substantial amount of life lessons. sexuality is not one of them. never has been. >> i don't want one parent to tell their sons they can't be a part of scouts because they are not good enough. >> at last check the boy scouts of america facebook page had 27,000 comments on the issue. >> today a dc judge will hear arguments on the news media on whether to unseal documents related to the levy case. serving a 6 year prison sentence. in the last two months, the presiding judge held two meetings with the prosecution and the defense over an issue t
reforms to avoid the deadline. republican speaker of the house john boehner rejected that, saying republicans want a bigger agreement on a long-term deficit reduction plan. the white house also announced today president obama will be going to israel this spring for the first time since taking office. israeli media say he's due to arrive march 20th, though the white house would not confirm any of the travel dates. >>> we are learning much more tonight about the breaking story we brought you here last night. the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy after a standoff in alabama that lasted almost a week. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sti
more taxes along with spending cuts. but house speaker john boehner says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month under president obama, kind of feels the same. high unemployment, rising prices, and more debt for our children and grandchildren. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he does not want another temporary fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there is no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a bite out of military spending and domestic programs, including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> they are coming to california because this is where it is. he is not going to lubbock or wherever the places are that make up that state. >> those other places. [ laughter ] >> governor brown takes aim at texas. why he is going toe to toe with the lone star state. >> it's cleanout time. the 49ers report one more time to empty their lockers. coach harbaugh's final thoughts on the season. >> good evening to you, meteoro
an approach that includes more tax revenue and spending cuts. but house speaker john boehner says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month under president obama kind of feels the same high unemployment rising prices, and more debt for our kids and our grandkids. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he does not want another temporary fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. both cuts would take a big bite out of military spending and domestic programs including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> we're learning more about the dramatic rescue of that young alabama boy held hostage for a week. the boy identified only by his first name, ethan, celebrated his sixth birthday today. when the fbi stormed the bunker where he was held by his captive, the suspect opened fire. the suspect jimmy lee dykes was killed in that fire fight. dykes was accused of killing ethan's bus driver before kidnapping the boy and it appears he was
for tomorrow's senate confirmation heerg for john brennan, the man nominated to head the ciament he is considered the architect of the obama administration's drone campaign. "the washington post" reveals that the u.s. has been operating the secret drone base for the last two years. brennan played a key role in negotiating the base with the saudi kingdom. meanwhile, charlottesville, virginia, has become the first city in the country to pass a resolution restricting use of drones by law enforcement. >>> president obama's asking law makers to take quick action as a march for a deadline approaches that will trigger deep spending cuts signalling that more time is negotiated a broader deal. he urged lawmakers to delay the sequester. but coming up with a limited package of spending cuts and tax reforms. nearly $1 trillion of domestic and defense spending hanging in the balance, the president said the impact is already being felt. >> we've also seen the effects of political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawn out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt consumer conf
will be president obama's first as president to the u.s. ally. an associated press report today says that john brennan, president obama's nominee to be c.i.a. director, sat quietly around a conference table during briefings about the capture and waterboarding of key al qaeda operative abu. former and current u.s. intelligence officials who were part of those briefings say mr. brennan, then deputy executive director of the c.i.a.'s administrative arm, did not raise objections to the interrogation practices. john been unanimous' silence back then may have cost him his first chance to lead the spy agency. the issue is likely to come up again as mr. brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be director of the c.i.a. you can hear live coverage of the senate intelligence committee hearing tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. eastern time. that's february 7. listen to it hear on c-span radio. and this just in from the associated press, president obama is planning to nominate business executive sally jewel to lead the interior department. the financially struggling u.s. postal service says it plans to stop deliverin
in -- >> more breaking news. >> is this monopoly. >> from john harwood this morning, obama is set to nominate sally jewel extensiecu of rei equipment. >> that is so fitting. >> outdoor company for interior secretary. >> you were going to say something? >> we are a big believer in long term growth, especially energy sector. we just bought dahlman rose an investment bank focused on the natural supply chain and think there's huge growth in the capital for small companies and energy sector in particular and think there's a cyclical bottom in energy and transportation stocks that could benefit from that. we're actually making a pretty big strategic bet in terms of our viewpoint where we think the market is going as a company. swe sequestration is at the top of everybody's mind. we have our aerospace defense conference this weekend, the big topic is why are defense multiples at all time lows? the answer is people can't move or do anything until we figure out exactly what's going on in the defense sector. >> one of the other things we see as a positive, the pickup in housing actually affects a lot o
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